Childhood Cancer


Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a cancer that develops from the cells that normally develop into skeletal muscles. RMS commonly occurs in the head and neck, urinary and reproductive organs, arms and legs, or chest and abdomen. There are several types of RMS including: embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, anaplastic rhabdomyosarcoma and undifferentiated sarcoma. View the 2023 Impact Report.

Latest Rhabdomyosarcoma grants

Angelina Vaseva, PhD, Principal Investigator
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
R Accelerated Award Grants, Awarded 2023
Andras Heczey, MD, Principal Investigator
Baylor College of Medicine
R Accelerated Award Grants, Awarded 2023
Berkley Gryder, PhD, Principal Investigator
Case Western Reserve University
'A' Award Grants, Awarded 2023

Latest Rhabdomyosarcoma blog posts

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